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Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day

Sunday 22 September 2019 10.30–1500

Celebrating industrial heritage, wildlife and creativity in the Rivelin Valley


Rivelin Valley Park, Rivelin Valley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5GL

Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day 2019 will have exhibits about its industrial heritage and local wildlife, with guided walks to the world famous Mousehole Forge. For the more artistic among you, there will be an ‘open mic’ poetry walk with local poet Fay Musselwhite.

Meet volunteers from the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Sheffield Wildlife Trust and find out how you can become involved in helping to conserve your valley for future generations.

Find out more and register for the heritage open day


Other local woodland events

Three Parishes woodland events

Find out about the history, evolution and future of our woodlands

This event through-out September celebrates the woodland vision of the three parishes of Stocksbridge, Ecclesfield and Bradfield who are working together at a landscape scale to put forward an idea about the future for woodlands in the area. The events cover key themes of heritage, archaeology, woodland management, wildlife conservation and supporting species.

Our talks and walks are bookable so that we can plan for numbers and have your contact details should arrangements change due to bad weather;

Stocksbridge, Saturday 7th September, Inman Pavilion, Oxley Park

Ecclesfield, Saturday 14th September, Grenoside Woods/Reading Rooms

Bradfield, Saturday 21st September, High Bradfield St Nicolas’s Church

The Ecclesfield and Bradfield events are in the Heritage Open Days Programme:


For more information about any of the events (including whether events are accessible for those with limited mobility) please contact the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership Team:

E: s.poulter@wildsheffield.com

T: 0114 2634 335


Rivelin Litter Pick 2019

The Rivelin Valley Conservation Group was joined by the Action for Stannington group in a joint annual litter pick in Rivelin Valley on Sunday 28th April

Around 30 volunteers congregated at Havelock Dam and were given high vis, gloves, bags and litter pickers and instructions where to go.

The rubbish was then left at the side of the road to be collected by car and trailer and deposited in Rivelin Corn Mill car park to be collected by the Sheffield City Council

The two individuals in the picture are Graham Appleby (RVCG Chairman) and Scott Berg (RVCG member) who manned the car and trailer.


Sadly Hagg Hill was seemingly purposely littered again within minutes of being cleared therefore I returned today to clear it once more

Thank you to all the volunteers who attended and for returning all but one litter picker

The details have been sent to the Sheffield Star so keep a look out


One of the finds was a rather decent bicycle found dumped in shrubbery at the bottom of Stannington Road

If anyone has any idea of the possible owner, please let me know

Sheffield Environment weeks 2019

Sheffield Environment Weeks programme is now online.  Including the RVCG events http://www.sheffieldenvironment.org/events

What's On


Tuesday 10th September – First Open Meeting

Margaret Jackson will give a talk about the Rotherham Chapel on the Bridge

Sunday 22nd September – RVCG Heritage Open Day

The RVCG will be hosting an event in Rivelin Park with family entertainment, an exhibition of the Rivelin Mills and Cutlery Trade, Rivelin Artists, a poetry walk with Fay Musselwhite where you will have an opportunity to read your own poem and several guided walks to the newly rejuvenated Mousehole Forge where world famous anvils were once produced.

Volunteers required – please contact Graham Appleby 07850712988

Sunday 29th September – Task Day

If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144

Tuesday 8th October – Second Open Meeting

Rachel Parkin – Garden History Styles




New Rivelin Trail Posts

We have now installed marker posts at all 20 of the mills and dams along the Rivelin. This has been made possible by the many kind donations and sponsorship of the posts.

Each post marks the site of a particular mill and comes with a QR code and an NFC tag which can be used from a smart phone to access videos, images and further information about the history of the site, and the nature in that area. Click here to see the new interpretation.

Rivelin Trail Post

Walking the Rivelin Book

6th Edition now available!

Now with even more pictures and information to guide you through this beautiful valley, this updated and extended edition features a trail guide with maps, historical details about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It is richly-illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps. Click for more details ...

"Walking the Rivelin" is also now available from:

  • Rivelin Valley Park Cafe (Rivelin Park Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 5GE)
  • Beeches of Walkley (290 South Road, Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3TE)
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop (475 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PP)
  • GT News - Crosspool (21 Sandygate Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 5NG)
  • Flask End Post Office / cafe, Low Bradfield (Flaskend, Woodfall House, Woodfall Lane, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LA)
  • Broomhill Post Office (273 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 3BD)
  • Sheffield Scene (49 Surrey St, Sheffield S1 2LG)
  • Space 205, 205 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TE
  • The Schoolrooms, Mill Lee Road, Low Bradfield, Sheffield, S6 6LB
  • Walkley Library, 403 South Rd, Sheffield S6 3TD
  • Robert D Salons, 11A Hillsborough Rd, Sheffield S6 4JL
  • Valleyside Garden Centre, Manchester Rd, Sheffield S10 5PW
  • The Crown & Glove, 96 Uppergate Road, Stannington, Sheffield, S6 6BY
  • Front Cover of Walking the Rivelin Book

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